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English definition of “public”

public

adjective (PLACE)    /ˈpʌb.lɪk/
describes a place where a lot of people are: It's too public here - let's go back to my room to talk.Ordinary people
(Definition of public adjective (PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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